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WED 20 AUG

FREE

Commemorate World War One

Newarke Houses Museum and Gardens, Leicester

Run by: Newarke Houses Museum and Gardens

Join us to commemorate World War One.

clock11:00–15:30

Suitable for any age

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Meet Jack and Jock, historical interpreters and learn about life in the trenches from Jack, a soldier in the 6th battalion, and Jock a Scottish soldier. Hear songs from the concert parties of the Great War, and take part in a Regimental drill in Magazine Square. Children's craft activities include making your own regimental badge and a museum trail.

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Cost

£2.50 for activities.

Information about this activity is provided by Culture24

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Newarke Houses Museum and Gardens

Newarke Houses Museum, The Newarke, Leicester, LE2 7BY

About this location

Re-opened after a major refurbishment, Newarke Houses Museum tells the story of 20th century Leicester and the history Show more… of the Royal Leicestershire Regiment. The new displays include room settings from the 1950s and 70s, a cinema experience, a collection of toys from Tudor to present day and a play area for children to try various games. Two dedicated community galleries tell the story of ‘Moving Here' and settling in Leicester. There is also a new gallery for Leicester's famous son Daniel Lambert and a 1950s street scene inspired by Wharf Street that includes the Jolly Angler public house, a grocer and a pawnbroker, with sounds and conversations from the times. The story of Leicester at War is told, including what happened on the home front and the history of the Regiment through personal stories, including a recreation of a First World War trench with sound and lighting. Also discover the history of Newarke Houses and the surrounding area. A variety of different techniques tell these stories, including oral histories, archive film, computer interactives and newly acquired objects.Show less…

Re-opened after a major refurbishment, Newarke Houses Museum tells the story of 20th century Leicester and the history of the Royal Leicestershire Regiment. The new displays include room settings from the 1950s and 70s, a cinema experience, a collection of toys from Tudor to present day and a play area for children to try various games. Two dedicated community galleries tell the story of ‘Moving Here' and settling in Leicester. There is also a new gallery for Leicester's famous son Daniel Lambert and a 1950s street scene inspired by Wharf Street that includes the Jolly Angler public house, a grocer and a pawnbroker, with sounds and conversations from the times. The story of Leicester at War is told, including what happened on the home front and the history of the Regiment through personal stories, including a recreation of a First World War trench with sound and lighting. Also discover the history of Newarke Houses and the surrounding area. A variety of different techniques tell these stories, including oral histories, archive film, computer interactives and newly acquired objects.

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This activity is organised and run by Newarke Houses Museum and Gardens.

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